U.S. Army Military District of Washington

Twilight Tattoo

History through the eyes of the American Soldier

The U.S. Army’s Twilight Tattoo is an action-packed military pageant featuring Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington’s ceremonial units, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." The show features performances by The U.S. Army Blues, The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The U.S. Army Voices, The Commander-in-Chief’s Guard, The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team. Twilight Tattoo is appropriate for school-age children and enjoyed by all ages! Learn more about the participating units and Twilight Tattoo history.


Who is invited?

  • This event is free of cost and open to the public.
  • No tickets are required to attend Twilight Tattoo, but due to COVID-19 precautions, we are limited in our seating capacity. We anticipate many large groups at some of the shows and encourage you to arrive early if you choose to attend a show where we anticipate a full house. Please do not plan to arrive prior to 5 p.m., but pre-show music will begin at 6:30p.m.
  • Groups larger than 10 please contact us by e-mail to register.

How do I get to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall?

What should I wear?

  • Check the weather the day of the performance and dress comfortable.  Washington, DC area summers tend to be hot so dress accordingly to be comfortable in the heat.
  • More details on our attendance page about inclement of weather policy

Can I buy food and drinks at the events?

  • There will be not be food or drink available for purchase. You may bring food and bottled water, but please be prepared to clean up after yourself.

What is a Twilight Tattoo Program like?

What is the COVID-19 Policy?

Twilight Tattoo is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but please review the details regarding access to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall listed on the Attendance page. 

If you have a party of 10 or more people, please e-mail for 2022 group registration. Registration for individuals or groups of less than 10 is not necessary.

  • Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. *expecting a full house*

  • Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. *expecting a full house*

  • Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. *expecting a full house* - Livestream

  • Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. *expecting a full house*

  • Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. *expecting a full house*

  • Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. *expecting a full house*

  • Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. *Army Birthday Show with livestream*

  • Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m.

  • Wednesday, July 13 at 7 p.m.

  • Wednesday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

  • Wednesday, July 27 at 7 p.m. *livestream*

Current Status

July 27, 2022

Location: Summerall Field (outdoors)

Pre-Show: 6:30 p.m.

Show: 7:00 p.m.

Livestream: July 27 Show



Quick Links

May 18, 2022 Twilight Tattoo

2022 Schedule



Participating Units

Military District of Washington

We will continue to follow DoD guidelines and CDC recommendations in order to ensure the safety of our Soldiers, Families, Department of the Army Civilians, Contractors, and our community. Updates to protocols will be added to this webpage and to our Facebook Page.